What’s great about living in New York is that over the years, you meet people from just about every corner of the world. I’m so lucky to have a friend in Milan who brought me to 10 Corso Como for drinks one night. Little did I know, the concept store is actually a storied Italian institution! The dining area functions as a casual café by day and a trendy restaurant at night. At the restaurant entrance courtyard, a very large ‘garage door’ style opening blurs the line between indoors and outside. Luscious green vines, trees and plants, separated only by the glass panels, help to set a relaxing, natural atmosphere. 10 Corso Como is the perfect place to sip on an Italian cappuccino, seemingly far away from the bustle of Milan…
It should come to no surprise that 10 Corso Como is at the forefront of the creative Italian fashion. After all, it was founded by a former Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief. Each of the shop’s outfits were new to me, and the geometrically inspired designs seemed more like works of art than clothing! Upstairs, an endless array of books on creative industries – fashion, art and architecture, for example – were displayed among eclectic furniture, like hanging bubble chairs and bright, sixties-style egg seats. An art gallery is also located on the second floor, but sadly, it was under new installation the day that I visited!
The 10 Corso Como group has since opened up locations in New York and Seoul!
10 Corso Como
Corso Como, 10
20154 Milano, Italy
Open Everyday, 11am-1pm